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Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Did you know that ovarian cancer whispers as symptoms often go unoticed until the cancer has spread? Know the signs and symptoms so you can be better prepared if any of them develop. Download Sharsheret’s ovarian cancer signs and symptoms resource here.

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Are you, a friend or a loved one facing ovarian cancer? Whether you were diagnosed 10 weeks ago, 10 months ago, or 10 years ago, our ovarian cancer survivorship kit is tailor-made to help you navigate your entire cancer journey and comes with a free healthy living cookbook and pedometer. If you are a young mother going through ovarian cancer, order a FREE customized Busy Box filled with toys and resources to help you guide and occupy your children during the cancer journey. Currently undergoing treatment? Order a Best Face Forward kit with a wide variety of makeup products and application tips. Thank you to our survivorship kit sponsor Novartis Oncology, and to our Best Face Forward kit sponsor TESARO.

Bake For Sharsheret And Help Raise Ovarian Cancer Awareness

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Love to bake? Ready to make a difference?
Sisters Adeena Sussman and Sharon Wieder launched the Pies For Prevention Thanksgiving Bake Sale in 2008 in memory of their mother and grandmother whom they lost to ovarian cancer.
The pre-Thanksgiving bake sale supports Sharsheret’s ovarian cancer initiative and takes place in cities across the country. To learn more about becoming a baker in your community, contact Sarah Eagle.


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Save Lives In Your Community!

Join our initiative to educate thousands of people around the country through critical educational and awareness raising programming, such as Sharsheret Teal/Pink Shabbat®, teal challah bakes, panel discussions, symposia, or social action projects.
To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Sarah Eagle. Sharsheret’s Teal and Pink Shabbat Program is made possible with generous support from the Basser Center for BRCASusan G. Komen Greater NYC and The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.


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Stopping A Silent Killer

In 2018, more than 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women. Early detection and prevention are key when it comes to improved outcomes and greater survival rates. Unfortunately, there is no effective screening tool for ovarian cancer. This is why genetic testing is so important, especially if you have a high risk family or personal history. In honor of Ovarian Cancer Prevention Month, read more in a blog from Sharsheret’s Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Sharyn Lewin, Gynecologic Oncologist at our partner Holy Name Medical Center.


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A Rosh Hashanah Message

“The shofar contains all these sounds of the High Holiday season, just as women living with serious illness, you may experience a range of emotions.” Read more in a blog from Jane Shapiro, Founder, Orot: The Center for New Jewish Learning.


Speaking for Sharsheret: Making Your Words Matter

Learn how to empower your community and raise ovarian cancer awareness. Join us on Thursday, September 20th at 8 PM EDT/5 PM PDT for a national Speaker Training Webinar. The webinar will explore the goals of speaking on behalf of Sharsheret, simple tricks to make your presentation impactful, and information about Sharsheret services, genetics, healthy living and more.

Coming Up In California!

Sign up to join Sharsheret in Los Angeles for the LA Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon/5K on Sunday, October 28th. Not ready for a race? Then meet up with us on the first Sunday of every month for our walking group. This month, our meetup will take place on Sunday, September 30th at 9am at Pan Pacific Park.
LA Friends, save the date for the 2nd Annual Sharsheret California Celebration on Saturday night, December 1, 2018. Stay tuned for details!

Miami Women’s Wellness Event

Volunteers in Florida hosted a Women’s Wellness Event last month, sponsored by Shira Westreich, featuring top local healthcare professionals. To bring an ovarian cancer awareness event to your community, contact Sarah Eagle.

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Thank You To Our Summer Interns

We want to thank our amazing summer interns Isabella BerkeleyCoraal CohenLeora MayerRachel Steinberg and Andrea Weiss. Enjoy reading about each of their experiences. Interested or know someone interested in interning at Sharsheret next summer? Stay tuned for details about our application process in the coming months and contact for any questions in the meantime.
We are thankful to the Heller, Sussman and Wieder families, and to Susie Rudd Cohen and Philip Cohen whose annual support makes our intern program possible.

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Breaking News Webinar: Video And Transcript Are Here!

On August 14th, Sharsheret presented a free national webinar: Breaking News in Breast and Ovarian Cancer And What Should I Make of It? Thank you to our speakers Dr. Deanna Attai, UCLA Health Burbank Breast Care, and Dr. Sharyn Lewin, Holy Name Medical Center. In case you missed it, watch the video and read the transcript here.
Thank you to our webinar partners: Holy Name Medical CenterBreast Cancer Social Media. This webinar was made possible with generous support from

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